Surrey Campus - Automotive Training Centre

AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING CENTRE

Our Surrey Campus

For over 35 years, Automotive Training Centre (ATC) has provided the best in automotive training, helping hundreds of graduates achieve their goal of working in the automotive industry. Our Surrey campus offers career-focused programs that provide hands-on training in our on-site, fully equipped auto shop. Whether you’re interested in mechanics, detailing, estimating or dispatching, ATC has a program that’s right for you. Browse our programs and use our online form to get in touch for more information!

Our Surrey campus is located at 12160 88 Avenue, easily accessible through by transit, with parking available for staff and students. Our industry-experienced instructors invest in your success by providing a combination of in-class and game-based instruction alongside real-world training in our auto shop. With flexible schedules, experience-building practicums and extensive career services, we do our utmost to ensure you can get the education you need to explore a field you love.

Our Programs

Get the skills you need to inspect vehicles to determine damage, calculate costs of labour and parts needed to repair or replace damaged components, liaise between clients and technicians, fill out insurance forms, prepare work orders and much more.

We also emphasize the importance of developing your customer service and communication skills. As an autobody collision estimator, you can pursue opportunities with new and/or pre-owned car dealerships, auto repair centres, insurance companies and even self-employment.

The economic outlook for autobody estimators remains steady throughout British Columbia, with a median yearly income of up to $40,000, plus benefits.

Our Refinishing Prep & Auto Body Technician program prepares you for a career with auto repair shops, auto collision centres, auto glass replacement centres, pre-owned auto dealerships and more.

Through hands-on training in our fully loaded auto shop, you will learn to inspect, mask and remove damaged vehicle components, prepare work reports, repair or replace front ends, doors, frames and underbody components, disassemble and reassemble vehicles, prime and re-paint vehicles, and much more.  

The economic outlook for autobody technicians remains steady throughout British Columbia, with a median salary of $25.00/hour that can increase to $36.86/hour with time and experience (Canada Job Bank, NOC 7322).

Spend 85% of the program in our auto shop, where you will learn to thoroughly clean, restore, and finish vehicles until they are in showroom-ready condition, bringing real value to any new or previously owned vehicle.

This two-week Auto Detailing program includes courses in Professional Automotive Detailing (P.A.D.), Exterior Preparation and Interior Reconditioning, Used Vehicle Exterior Reconditioning, Vehicle Paint Surface Repair, Major Shop Projects and much more!

As a detailer, you can pursue employment opportunities with new and/or used car dealerships, collision repair shops, car detailing services or explore self-employment options.

Our program combines 40% in-class instruction with 60% hands-on training in our state-of-the-art auto shop. There, you will gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as an auto mechanic, identifying mechanical problems, testing and lubricating engines and other components, repairing or replacing worn parts, performing basic care and maintenance and much more.

Key courses include Automotive Service Technician program include Preventative Maintenance, Operation & Servicing of Hydraulic Brake Systems, Wheel Alignment, Electrical Fundamentals, Service Lubrication & Cooling Systems, and Operation & Servicing Fuel Injection Systems.

The economic outlook for automotive service technicians remains steady, with a median salary of $24.04/hour that can increase to $35.50/hour with time and experience (Canada Job Bank, NOC 7321).

Our program prepares you to maintain computer, radio and/or phone contact with drivers, properly weigh trucks, maintain mileage, fuel use, expense logs and computerized records, monitor workloads, provide route and traffic advice to drivers, dispatch emergency assistance when needed, and much more.

If you have strong communication skills, work well under pressure and can multi-task effectively, this may be the perfect career path for you.

Graduates of our program can explore a career path as an operations manager, safety & compliance officer, warehouse supervisor, local or highway dispatcher, load planner and much more.

Contact Us Today!

Get in touch to learn more about Automotive Training Centre’s Surrey campus. We’ll help you choose the program that’s right for you and provide information on financing options, admissions requirements, our curriculum and much more. Let ATC help you get on the path to a career you will love!

Why Choose Automotive Training Centre?

Automotive training is all we do

For over 35 years, our sole focus has been providing exceptional technical training to students who share our passion and enthusiasm for all things automotive. It’s all we do – and we do it well!

An immersive, hands-on learning experience

Our campus includes the very latest equipment and simulates a real auto repair shop to provide students with a learning environment that truly prepares them for their future career. You’ll get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art shop and game-based training that lets you visualize mechanics on a deeper level.

We provide life/school balance

We are committed to helping you get the training you need for a new career. We offer flexible class schedules, field-related practicums and financial assistance options and extensive career placement assistance to make sure you can get your diploma with minimal disruption to your everyday commitments.

Our career placement services

Our commitment to your success extends beyond our campus. Through our relationships with industry employers, we will help you transition from training to employment so you can put your new skills into practice as quickly as possible!

Contact Us Today!

Get in touch to learn more about Automotive Training Centre’s Surrey campus. We’ll help you choose the program that’s right for you and provide information on financing options, admissions requirements, our curriculum and much more. Let ATC help you get on the path to a career you will love!

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